Kim Jong-un and South Korean president hammer out US summit plans

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has held a surprise closed-door meeting with his South Korean counterpart over the cancelled summit with US President Donald Trump. The meeting is the second of its kind in two months, with the pair sitting down at a location near the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula READ MORE: ‘They’re playing […]

North Korean officials are reportedly reading Michael Wolff’s explosive ‘Fire and Fury’ book to try to figure Trump out

REUTERS/Daron Dean North Korean officials are reportedly reading columnist Michael Wolff’s blockbuster book, “Fire and Fury,” the tell-all that paints a mostly unflattering picture of a tumultuous Trump-led White House. A source told CNN that members of North Korea’s government were also reading Trump’s co-authored business strategy book, “Art of the Deal.” The effort looks […]

It doesn’t matter what happens if Trump’s Singapore meeting with Kim Jong Un goes ahead — the North Korean will have won

Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images Despite threatening to pull out of the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea craves the legitimacy the meeting would bring. Traveling by plane to a neutral destination away from the Korean Peninsula could show Kim as a competent world leader. That would […]

Top North Korean defector who said Kim Jong Un’s ‘days are numbered’ predicts the leader will never give up nukes, will open his borders to tourism

Drew Angerer/Getty Images A former top North Korean official believes North Korea will not agree to a US request for a “complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization.” Thae Yong Ho, North Korea’s former deputy ambassador to the UK, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not loosen his grip on nuclear weapons. The defector said the […]

A new Korean skin care company borne from a battle with cystic acne believes you only need 3 products to achieve clear skin

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Panacea We’re often led to believe that the more products you slap on your face, the more effective they’ll be.  Skin care brand Panacea supports the opposite: with […]

Why the White House may favor Singapore as the venue for Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Ahn Young-joon/AP The White House is said to be eyeing Singapore as a potential location for a summit between US President Donald Trump and and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  Singapore, as well as the Peace House near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the border between North and South Korea, are among the locations being […]

Australia is sending aircraft to monitor North Korean sanction breaches in the open seas

CPL Craig Barrett/ Department of Defence, Commonwealth of Australia Australia will be sending a surveillance aircraft to monitor potential sanction breaches by North Korea. Sanctions currently prohibit North Korea from importing or exporting particular goods in an attempt to limit cash flow and resources into the country’s nuclear weapons program. But North Korea has undertaken […]

A symbolic tree was planted on the North-South Korean border during the groundbreaking summit

Reuters South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un planted a commemorative pine tree “as an expression of wishes for peace and prosperity” during their diplomatic summit on Friday — their first in more than a decade. Moon and Kim applied a mixture of soil and water from the mountains and […]

The Korean unification flag is nearly everywhere ahead of the North-South summit — and Japan is fuming

Kim Kyung Hoon/Reuters Depictions of the full Korean Peninsula are on full display ahead of the inter-Korean summit on Friday. Japan’s foreign ministry has lodged a formal complaint about the use of the Korean unification flag which depicts a pair of disputed islands between Japan and South Korea. The flag is set to be featured […]